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Faculty Directory

The Center for Gender in Global Context currently has more than 275 affiliated faculty members from throughout MSU's campus, across 17 colleges and more than 65 departments and offices.

The GenCen Faculty Directory can be sorted by Name, College, Department, and GenCen Affiliation. Affiliates can be Core, Consulting, GJEC, or GDG Faculty (some members may be both GJEC/GDG and Core or Consulting). Click here to jump to a short description of our Faculty Affiliations.

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Carin Graves

College: MSU Libraries
Department: MSU Libraries
Affiliation: Consulting
Email: gravesc(at)

Carin Graves has an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University.  She is currently the subject liaison librarian for Sociology, Social Work, and Human Development and Family Studies.  In this position, she selects material for the library, provides instruction sessions on the library’s resources, offers research consultations with faculty and students, and works at the reference desk in the main library.  Due to her subject responsibilities, Carin has a strong interest in collaborating with researchers and students in the social sciences with particular attention on the importance of gender, intersectionality, and social justice in each of these areas. Carin’s personal interests include the intersections of gender, market demands, and changing international relationships as they relate to foodways in addition to inclusive approaches to teaching these subjects.

What do our Faculty Affiliations Mean?

Core Faculty have a strong continuing professional focus on issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts, as demonstrated through research and teaching or other achievements. The Core Faculty supports the activities of GenCen and assists in developing and implementing its programs and activities, and are also eligible to serve on the GenCen Advisory Committee.

Consulting Faculty, while having a professional interest in issues of women and gender in domestic, international, or global contexts and activities of the GenCen, usually do not have these interests as the main focus of their research. 

GDG (Gender, Development and Globalization) Faculty will also be either Core or Consulting Faculty and have specific expertise and interest in gender and international development.

GJEC (Gender, Justice and Environmental Change) Faculty may also be either Core or Consulting Faculty, though that is not a requirement. GJEC Faculty are dedicated to teaching and scholarship related to intersections of gender, environmental change, and social and environmental justice; examining these issues from both local and global perspectives.

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